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Fernão Mendes Pinto

Fernão Mendes Pinto was a Portuguese explorer and writer. His voyages are recorded in Pilgrimage, his autobiographical memoir. The historical accuracy of the work is debatable due to the many events which seem far fetched or at least exaggerated, earning him the nickname "Fernão Mentes Minto". Some aspects of the work can be verified, particularly through Pinto's service to the Portuguese Crown and by his association with Jesuit missionaries... Read More

Born1509
Montemor-o-Velho, Kingdom of Portugal
Died8 July 1583
Pragal, Almada, Kingdom of Portugal
NationalityPortuguese
Occupationexplorer and writer

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